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MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013, 6:18 A.M.

Kettle Crest areas closed as dangerous trees felled

PUBLIC LANDS -- The Colville National Forest has temporarily closed the Kettle Crest Trailhead, Sherman Overlook Campground and the Sherman Overlook Day Use Area on Sherman Pass to ensure public safety and allow crews to remove a number of dead trees that could fall and pose a hazard to visitors.

The temporary closure will remain in effect until crews can safely remove the dead trees. This work is expected to be completed in the early summer.

The campground and trailhead are located approximately 26 miles west of Kettle Falls, Washington along Washington State Route 20 (WA-20).

The temporary closure will not close the popular Kettle Crest Trail, it only closes the trailhead. Visitors may park at the interpretive kiosk along the side of WA-20 and access the trail.

Info: Kettle Falls Regional Information Center: (509) 738-2300.

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column.